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Other Characters


A rough boy in the children’s home


Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald 

 The foster family Alem stays with 


Pamela and Mariam 

Two women from the Refugee Council



A boy who Alem makes friends with at school .


Nicholas Morgan,

Alem’s barrister 



Social worker 



Robert’s Rastafarian friend 



Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald’s daughter 


Refugee Boy

Acclaimed performance poet and novelist Benjamin Zephaniah’s honest, wry and poignant story of a young refugee left in London is of even more power and pertinence today than when it was first published.

Life is not safe for Alem. His father is Ethopian, his mother Eritrean. Their countries are at war, and Alem is welcome in neither place.

So Alem is excited to spend a holiday in London with his father – until he wakes up to find him gone. What seems like a betrayal is in fact an act of love, but now Alem is alone in a strange country, and he must forge his own path…

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